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Atochrysops strabo  Butterfly,Catochrysops strabo,Forget-me-not,Geotagged,India,Pratapa deva,White royal Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Suresh, this is not a cabbage white. More likely it is a species of "Blue". Sounds confusing because of the color, but check out some examples of blues:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera/lycaenidae
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks for info,
      Bit different you can observe back as special 2 tail..
      Posted one year ago
      1. Yes, those are blues. Example:

        Forget-me-not (Catochrysops strabo)  Catochrysops strabo,Forget-me-not,Geotagged,India

        The tail is to distract predators.
        Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
        1. This is Indian White Tufted Royal! I have updated the species :-) Posted 2 months ago
          1. Excellent, thanks so much! Posted 2 months ago

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''Pratapa deva'', the white royal, is a lycaenid or blue butterfly found in the Indomalayan realm. The species was first described by Frederic Moore in 1857.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Aug 13, 2018. Captured in Gunjur - Balagere Rd, Gunjur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087, India.